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A very excited Ms Donohue poses with the boxes and boxes filled with books for the 2018 Dana Book fair.
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Have No Fear, the Book Fair is Here!

As the end of the year nears, the stresses of exams and grades are high and motivation has hit a low, but one event that always gets student’s minds off everything is the book fair! This year the fair will kick off on Tuesday the 22nd with more than 1600 […]

Sometimes the announcements in All School meetings are everyday routine announcements like sports news. Other times, there are more serious issues that get raised on the stage.
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Assemblies: Tracing the Controversies

Every week at Dana Hall, the Upper School and Middle School gather together in Waldo to talk about current events, important updates, and sports. Every week, this meeting feels like routine, with students getting up to speak about an issue that is concerning them or a topic they want to […]

Dana Hall students joined together to protest gun violence.
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Dana Students Walk Out to Protest Gun Violence

On Friday April 20th, 2018, at 11:00 AM, the students of Dana Hall took charge for a moment and walked out of class to protest gun violence in America. It may have seemed like a one day event to must of us, but several students had worked to plan this […]

Commonly worn shorts at these lengths are now accepted with the newest version of the dress code.  The dress code is no longer a long list of prohibited items, but instead a comprehensive understanding appropriate for all.
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Another Chapter in the Ongoing Dress Code Story

Throughout the past few decades, dressing down in the workplace and in school environments has become increasingly acceptable. Dana Hall’s dress code has also a changed throughout time, and it has experienced notable modification within the past 10 years. Just on Monday, April 30th in morning meeting, student council announced […]

Leave the Phone at Home
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Leave the Phone at Home

I personally am a huge fan of having days where I leave my phone at home. I find it easy to get caught up in social media, especially when notifications constantly fill my feed. While platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, VSCO and Facebook are called “social media,” the more one […]

Oscars Poll: Results Are In!
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Oscars Poll: Results Are In!

The Oscars brought out the movie-lover in us!  Here are the results of the Hallmanac’s Oscar Poll.   Spring Break starts today, a perfect time to go see those movies.  Get your popcorn!

New Courses and Offerings for Next School year
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New Courses and Offerings for Next School year

During the next academic year, there will be new course offerings in the Performing Arts, English, and Math departments along with a few changes to the Social Studies course selection process. These courses and changes are here to help students have exposure to a variety of options that they were […]

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Celebrating Women in Science: Youyou Tu

In 2015, Chinese female scientist Youyou Tu was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine for her discovery of artemisinin, a substance extracted from herbs. This substance was found to be an effective treatment for malaria, and drugs based on it have significantly improved the survival and health conditions […]

How Dana Hall Celebrates Chinese New Year
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How Dana Hall Celebrates Chinese New Year

  Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is a long-established Chinese festival celebrated on the first day of the lunisolar calendar. This year, it fell on Friday, February 16th. Dana Hall has been celebrating this tradition for many years. Last Friday, along with […]

Arpilleras, Threads of Hope
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Arpilleras, Threads of Hope

As I walked into Spanish class in early December, I spun around in a circle, noticing how beautiful Señora Villalobos’ classroom looked. There was brilliantly colored patchwork cloth at every table, and thread to match each color. When Señora Villalobos told us what our project was for the trimester, the […]